Picture of Robert Mugabe's security guard at the Hong Kong home

HONG KONG – A Zimbabwean resident (C) talks on a phone inside the entrance of a property reportedly owned by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace in Hong Kong's Tai Po district, on February 16

A local photographer said on February 15 that he and another journalist were allegedly attacked outside the residence as they investigated a report by Britain’s Sunday Times about Mugabe’s possible ownership of the luxury property.

The Sunday Times reported recently Mugabe and his wife Grace have secretly bought the 5.8-million-USD property in the city’s Tai Po district, which the report said was the first in Asia to be identified as the Mugabes’. The report also claimed the Mugabes have stashed away millions of dollars in Asian bank accounts, although nearly half the population of Zimbabwe is dependent on food aid while a cholera epidemic has claimed more than 2,700 lives.